Paul’s bid to stop child gambling addiction

Members of a Fence club were moved by the devastating yet uplifting tale of gambling addiction.

The Farnworth Rose team with a framed certificate from the hospice. (s)

Farnworth Rose staff ace bumper birthday charity challenge

It’s a double celebration for a group of kind-hearted Nelson colleagues marking both 10 years in business and 10 completed charity fund-raisers.

A food recall notice has been issued for the sweets produced by IKEA

IKEA recalls popular sweets over fears of rodent infestation

A food recall notice has been issued for a popular packet of IKEA sweets over fears of a mouse infestation, says the Food Standards Agency.
A petrol station, shop and drive thru coffee shop could be created on the former St Teresa's Church site in Burnley

Petrol station and coffee shop plans could bring jobs boost to Burnley

A prominent Burnley site could be the location for a new petrol station, shop and drive-through coffee shop.

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

Fortune favoured Nelson over Colne in bets placed last year.

Nelson is Lancashire's fourth luckiest town

Lady Luck was on Nelson's side last year - for it was named the fourth luckiest town in Lancashire.


Will the North West’s new £500m trains ease the problems on our congested lines?

A Lancashire MP says the replacement of the dreaded Pacer trains on the North West rail network “cannot come fast enough.”

Staff at the Burnley branch of the Swinton Group have raised over 3,000 for Pendleside Hospice by taking part in a series of voluntary activities

Bucket collections and bag packing help colleagues smash £3,000 target for hospice

From bucket collections to bag packing, a team of colleagues from a Burnley insurance brokers got stuck into a fundraising challenge with enthusiasm.

Mujahaid in Dubai.

Nelson filmmaker back to defend prestigious title at national awards

Keeping up its stellar work, a Nelson-based wedding video production company has once again been shortlisted for Videographer of the Year in the North at Britain’s Asian Wedding Awards 2018.

Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

The flooding on Reedyford Road in Nelson has caused Ali Ahmed serious problems.

'I'm thinking of packing it in': Nightmare roads costing Nelson cabbie thousands

The owner of a Nelson taxi firm has admitted he is considering cutting his losses and “packing it in” due to the poor state of the roads which have cost him thousands in repairs.
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.


The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Men spend more than women when it comes to gifts on Valentine's Day, a survey has revealed.

How much will you be spending on YOUR loved one on Valentine's Day?

When it comes to Valentine's Day men don't mind forking out to treat their other half.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson (front) joins Park News owner Julie MacAdam (front left) and other supporters of the campaign.

Newsagents' joy after councillors throw out supermarket's bid to sell newspapers

The owner of the last remaining newsagents and post office in Barrowford was celebrating today after councillors turned down an application to sell newspapers across the road from her shop.

Carl and Manjit Priestley, who lose everything when a faulty tumble dryer caused a fire at their home, with their children, Gillian (13) Libby (right) Lewis (four) and three-year-old Darcy.

Dad of four's warning after he loses everything in devastating house fire

A father of four, who lost everything when a fire caused by a faulty tumble dryer destroyed his home, has sent out a warning to other families to be on their guard so the same thing does not happen to them.


Kendal Calling announces huge line-up for 2018

The award winning festival Kendal Calling have announced a huge line-up for their 13th year.

Eddie Starkie

Travel firm stalwart to leave after 60 years

The well-known managing director of historic Burnley travel company Altham’s, Mr Eddie Starkie, has been replaced as the head of the company after 60 years’ service.

It was a slow crawl through Read this morning.

Road works chaos should be short lived says council spokesman

Road works in Read which caused severe tailbacks this morning should be finished by the end of tomorrow.

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